Patent Number: 6,569,186

Title: Soft tissue screw and fixation device

Abstract: A fixation device for engaging the soft tissue in a body. The fixation device includes a body portion and a plurality of teeth. The body portion has a proximal face, a distal face, a central aperture and a suture slot. The central aperture is formed through the proximal and distal faces and is configured to receive a screw. The suture slot intersects the central aperture and is configured to receive a suture. The plurality of teeth coupled to the proximal face of the body portion and are configured to engage the soft tissue. A soft tissue securing device and a method for securing soft tissue to a bone are also provided.

Inventors: Winters; Thomas F. (Winterpark, FL), Boucher; James A. (Warsaw, IN), Schaffhausen; Cory R. (Warsaw, IN)

Assignee: Biomet, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/16 (20060101); A61B 17/17 (20060101); A61B 17/04 (20060101); A61B 017/04 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020